How To Become A Musician-Start A Music Career In Nigeria and make more money today .

Music Career In Nigeria is very competitive and every young adults want to go in to music and become famous as well as getting sign by a Record Label. There's money in music industry and as a Nigerian artists you have a chance to make lots of money once you becomes famous because Nigerians likes The Art of Musics.

Music is the art of expressing words in an emotional thought that rhythm with the beat. According To Wealthresult," Nigerians Music worth $47 millions dollars and will double in 2020". In Nigeria, we have different types of genre based on culture and what is trending. Everyone has their own music artists that they patronize ,the lyrics the likes and the beats.  

Don't rush into music Career for the money. First and foremost, know how long you are going to be on the field of Musics and how passionate you are.

How To Become A Musician-Start A Music Career In Nigeria and make more money today

I see music career as easy to start but hard to end well when you are not seeing any profits from your songs. Have you ever wonder why others makes it to the end and also known for their performance while getting sign by label and brands? 

It depends on the steps and how they get started. Everything is all about money but when you have a mindset of influencing people positively in your songs that will surely get you to your dream while money comes later.

You want to be famous in a year but do you have the right strategies that will work you out from the beginning to the end?

Steps To Kick-start Your Music career

  1. Education.
  2. Your Lyrics.
  3. Social Media Handle
  4. Invest In Yourself.
  5. Have Your Own Business.
  6. Music Producer.
  7. Start With The Nearest Studio.
  8. Promotion.

In this blog post,I will be sharing the steps by steps strategies that will brand you well in your music career.


Some may say ," education is important" while others,"it's not important"

It's depends on your choice and the views on education.

Education is important because its expose you the ways of lives and behavior where you learn about others,ways of behaving, speaking and more.but if you have those skills or want to join  music while still in school,you are free and that can't stop you from being famous. 

If you want to go into music without education, I advise you to attend music lessons and get a certificate as well as learning how to write a song and singing part. A lots of famous artist are making it in the music industries without education. All depends on your choice.

Your Lyrics:

Lyrics is what makes a nice song. Are you able to write down a nice song that inspire,entertain or motivate others? I say , "money is in the lyrics"

Lyrics is what people cares about,what are you singing,what categories are you into and what lyrics is moving well in that categories?

Ask yourself this questions and carry survey by studying others top musicians on your categories,what they sing ,the lyrics and what their fans say about their songs. This is how to do it;

=> Go to theirs social media handle, scroll through their posts.

=> And find out a post about the  launching of their song.

Go through the comments and see the review by their followers and learn more about what people are complaining  on the video, beat or the lyrics aspects. Doing this often and taking into consideration by not making the mistake they do will make you standout as well as giving more followers that likes what you sing.

Social handle: 

How to start a music career in Nigeria.

     Your social handle is the number 3 steps to get started once you know your categories and lyrics. Create your social media accounts on all social networking site that your audience are . Check out your competitors' social media handle and make sure you create your handle where they are creating theirs. 

Even do you are starting with 2 handle, Makes sure you have an official username in all the social media networking. This is often a mistake I see among upcoming artist, having different names on each social media handle like  Twitter : wizto23 , Instagram: wiz_to , Facebook: thewizto.

The above is not appropriate when you are starting. It doesn't sound well and your fans will be frustrating which they will later ended with a fake account of you.

Why not choose one username across all social media handle.

For instance,Your stage name is wizto, social media handle should be wizto. If not found or another person have taken it, go with officialwizto, wiztoofficial,heiswizto,meetwizto,wiztothesinger,etc. Makes sure the same names is use on all your social media handle.

Invest In yourself:

You are promoting yourself and that's what people see and know. Eat, drink, cultivate good habits and live a healthy lives.

Have your own business: 

Choose music as a side business. Spent time raising your business to the stage that you have money to invest in your music career. A lots of people go into music without a plan,who is your sponsors?

Do you have what is bringing money to you,daily,weekly or monthly?

Don't just be on the rush to start. Set up a strategies and make sure you have where money is flowing in before you go into music.

Music Producer:

Hire a professional producer that will guide and direct you on your part to success. Some upcoming artist, always look out for free things,when  nothing good can't come  free!

Hire a well known Music Producers for a better songs ahead. Most important, your start determine where you are going!

Start with the nearest recording studios:

Find a good music studio that can give you a nice beat mix. Some upcoming artist, always make me feel weak. How can you use free beat download from music website or copy beat from any of the famous song from others to mix your songs. It doesn't goes that way,get your own beat! Remember, music is a competitive career that every young people are falling in,try to standout as a professional by creating your own beat.


This is the key,after creating a nice music that is worth to be hearing. Don't do  what others musicians are doing because they already have fans and big in the industries. This is what will determine your growth, you need to spend money promoting your songs and getting it to your audience. Put your song on audiomask, boomplay and other platforms. Go to 2 famous music download website and pay for promotions. Check this blog for the next post on "how to promote your songs as an upcoming artist with #20,000 Naira and gain alots of stream online"

How musicians and upcoming artists Make money in Nigeria

 Do you know Nigerian music artists are making a lots of money every day? This section give you the secret to make passive income in your music career even if you are an upcoming artists.

The following explain in detail ways Nigerian musicians make money;

YouTube Channel

Once you upload your songs to YouTube and gain the requirements. You will be approve into YouTube Partnership Program wrre they will pay per ads shown on your videos and click on the ads.


  1. You must use a copyright free beat.
  2. You must attend the age of 18+ before you are accepted to the YouTube Partnership Program.
  3. You must reach the requirements of 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours to be to monetize with YouTube Partnership Program.
  4. Its need huge numbers of views on videos before you can make a reasonable amount of income.


It is a passive stream of income (that's you make money even when you are offline)

Sponsorships ads:

When you have huge numbers of social media followers and engagement on posts, you will get sponsor posts from brand and music artists to advertise on your social media timeline.


  1. Its takes time to grow huge numbers of followers and posts engagement.
  2. You must be online and Post often. 
  3. You also need to reach out to brand for sponsor post.
  4. Can be ban if you post Spam and prohibited stuff.


  1. You make money weekly 

You gain visibility which connect you to Record Label signing. 

Record Label:

Every upcoming music artists dreams is to gain a deal to sign into a Record Label signing. They paid well and promote you to reach a wider audience.


  1. You must have huge numbers of social media followers.
  2. Make sure your lyrics/songs is legit with no error.
  3. Come up with your style of music.

You reach out to Record Label and showcase your talent.  


  1. You make more money  
  2. Gain visibility. 
  3. They handle cost of promotions and requirements.

Lives Show

Hosting a lives Show paid most often when you know the State that your target audience are through Instagram Alogarithms from there you get to know more about your target audience and later proceed by hosting a lives Show which you sale a ticket and make thousands naira. In conclusion, being invited to perform on stage at lives event.


  1. Selling tickets depends on the numbers of active fanbase you have.  
  2. Expensive


  1. Profitable if you have huge followers
  2. Gain popularity
  3. Gain financial supporter

How much do musicians make per song in Nigeria?

The amount of money make per song depends on how popular and streams the song gain from online music streaming platforms like YouTube channel, Audiomack, Boomplay,etc in which the musicians put his or her songs for downloading and gain Revenue from its.

NOTE: After releasing a songs you need a good promotion to get the songs spread to the world.

I hope this article give solution to the question on how to start a music career in Nigeria.

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